9 November 2017
Every year Arte Laguna Prize offers a series of collaborations with companies meant to connect creativity with craftsmanship.
For the 12th edition, artists and designers are given the chance to work with Manifattura Zanetto an Italian craftsmanship laboratory, dedicated to the creation of noble metals art objects.
The Zanetto (www.zanetto.com) production philosophy involves maintaining the artisanal character of its products, convinced that hand production provides a unique and absolute guarantee to achieving exceptional quality and original workmanship.
Traditional techniques and ancient secrets are maintained and reinvented to create contemporary objects that strive for simplicity and balance.
Designers and creatives can submit their project for the realization of a vase which has to contain at least a noble metal sheet.
The most original and creative project, in line with the company's philosophy, will win a cash prize of 2.000€. Besides, a model of the vase will be displayed during the exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice.
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Another important opportunity offered by Arte Laguna Prize, adressed to designers, figurative and performative artists, is the Sustainability and Art Prize. This year the award is dedicate to a different material: GLASS.
ARS (Art Reuse Sustainability) of glass is promoted and developed with ArcSoS - Archives of Sustainability, Cà Foscari University of Venice and made with the support of CoReVe - Consortium for the glass recovery (www.coreve.it)
The Prize has a double purpose: to encourage sustainable art and contribute to the dissemination of a precise message about conscious recycling.
In order to get selected for the best proposal, which will win 3.000€, artists will need to submit artworks, performances, photographic projects, design objects etc. which enhance the value of glass as part of the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).
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The winners of the special prizes will be selected by a dedicated scientific committee which, besides the curator Igor Zanti, will include the representatives of each partner. ORIGINALITY, CREATIVITY and ABILITY TO INTERPRET THE THEME will be fundamental to get selected.
The awards ceremony will take place on March 17th, 2018 in a prestigious venue,the Venice Arsenale.
The event is part of the opening ceremony of the finalists exhibition of the 12th International Arte Laguna Prize.